Rich Valdemar

retiree from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

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Retiree from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, where he worked for 33 years, the last 20 of them in the Major Crimes Bureau's Prisons Gang Unit; member of the original 12 Operation Safe Streets officers that started the prison-gang program; member of GIITEM, the Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission, in Bullhead City, Arizona

Rich Valdemar on KCRW

Los Angeles street gangs have spread all over the US.  Now, they've become an international phenomenon, moving back and forth across borders--especially to Mexico and Central…

Street Gangs Go International

Los Angeles street gangs have spread all over the US.  Now, they've become an international phenomenon, moving back and forth across borders--especially to Mexico and Central…

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